Work place: Department of Mathematics and ICT, Wiawso College of Education, Ghana
Research Interests: Artificial Intelligence, Educational Technology
Ebenezer Eghan holds MSc. Information Technology and BSc. Computer Engineering degree from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi Ghana. Currently, he lectures at Wiawso College of Education at Sefwi Wiawso. Ghana. His area of research interest includes Technologies in Education and Artificial Intelligence.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijmecs.2023.05.06, Pub. Date: 8 Oct. 2023
During COVID-19 pandemic, most tertiary institutions in Ghana were compelled to continue delivering of lectures online using internet technologies as was in the case of other countries. Senior high schools in Ghana were, however, not asked to do same, currently, the setting of most literature on blended or online learning in Ghana is focused on tertiary education. This paper situates the blended learning model in a less endowed senior high school to unearth the prospect of its implementation. The research provides an alternative to the traditional face-to-face learning, which is faced with the challenge of inadequate infrastructure, high number of students to class ratio, less compatibility with 21st learning skills and long-life learning in Ghana.
A customed Moodle application as web application tool, hosted students online in both synchronous and asynchronous interactions. Purposive quota sampling size technique was used to select an appreciable sample size to fully go through the traditional face-face model for a term and then study through the blended learning model for another term. Students’ examination performances for both were analyzed with a paired t test statistical model. Interviews with participants were conducted to ascertain their evaluation of the blended learning model and questionnaires were also administered to discover the institutional, technological, and human resource readiness for blended learning in senior high schools. The analysis of the data gathered, proved that blended learning in senior high schools has high prospect and is better alternative to face-to-face learning in Ghana.
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